Marine Protected Areas, Marine Spatial Planning, and the Resilience of Marine Ecosystems
Robin Kundis Craig
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
James Cook University - Townsville Campus
August 16, 2012
RESILIENCE AND THE LAW, Forthcoming
FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 550
This chapter of a forthcoming book entitled RESILIENCE AND THE LAW explores the stressors to marine ecosystems and the role that place-based marine management, including marine protected areas (MPAs), marine reserves or No-Take Areas (NTAs), and marine spatial planning can play in maintaining and increasing these ecosystems' resilience, especially in the face of climate change impacts. It covers both the science and the law governing place-based management and includes international, regional, and national perspectives.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 54
Keywords: MPA, NTA, Law of the Sea, Biodiversity Convention, climate change, resilience, marine protected area, no-take area, marine ecosystem, oceans, coral reefsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 28, 2011 ; Last revised: February 3, 2013
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